who we are
You could describe us as an army of geeks who enjoy technical challenges and meaningful work. We understand the basic equation that: work = displacement / time. Our clients take comfort seeing that sign hanging in our lobby.
Team Drive Current has been carefully assembled to bring an exceptional skillset and strong experience to the projects we undertake. We are thinkers and tinkerers, creators and debators.
Take a look at a 'typical' debate, this one about the taste of the water from different sources in Tap vs. Cap. It’s not every office that will call in a water quality expert and conduct a scientifically valid experiment to ascertain whether store-bought bottled water really does taste better than water cooler water. We bring that mix of curiosity and diligence to everything we do.
a few of our philosophies
- Transparency yields better outcomes. Up and down the line, clear communication, honesty, respect, and openness is healthy for a business.
- Life is short. Vacations are important. Family is important. Getting the job done is important. Everything in its time.
- Everything in moderation, including moderation. Sometimes you have to make an extra push to get the boulder up the hill. Or drink an extra beverage at the Annual Drive Current Alcoholic Beverages Of the World Event*.
- We all make mistakes. Ideally there are occasional flashes of brilliance too.
- You can't lift the car. (This is a metaphorical car). No programmer can finish an 8 week project in 4 days. So rather than pretending you can lift the car, be clear up front and help us put the tools in place to lift it.
- Keep it simple.
*Non-alcoholic beverages provided to those abstaining.
We are committed to having a positive impact on the environment and doing everything in our power to make a difference. Our environmental aspirations extend far beyond the commitments we've made below.
1% For The Planet
1% For The Planet is an alliance of businesses committed to leveraging their resources to create a healthier planet. Members recognize their responsibility to and dependence on a healthy environment and donate at least 1% of their annual revenues to environmental organizations worldwide. The alliance aims to prove that taking environmental responsibility is good for business.
Organizations we support:
|Surfrider Foundation, San Diego Chapter||since 2008|
|American Forests||since 2009|
|Union of Concerned Scientists||since 2009|
|Access Fund||since 2010|
|Ecologistas en Accion||since 2010|
|Projecte Rius||since 2010|
|Rocky Mountain Institute||since 2010|
|ECOLIFE Foundation||since 2011|
|Maryland Alliance for Greenway Improvement||since 2011|
|Multinational Exchange For Sustainable Agriculture||since 2011|
|Plateau Action Network||since 2011|
|Theordore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership||since 2011|
|Trees for the Future||since 2011|
|Wetlands Initiative||since 2011|
We are proud to be hosted by AISO.net, an authentic solar hosting company based on the outskirts of San Diego. AISO owns and operates its own data center that is 100% solar powered, not just energy credits. They have carefully designed the facility and the service with the "using less" mentality.
Efficient/Effective Hosting - Drive Current endeavors to use less. Our primary energy use is our internal network - the hundreds of servers, switches and other network gear. By migrating to efficient machines running multiple, virtualized hosting environments we minimize the energy our applications consume. Equipment is slowly cycled down to less critical tasks and eventually discarded in an environmentally safe manner by Recycle San Diego.
Appropriate Office Energy Use - Each work station uses a special outlet that turns off all 'peripherals' (monitor, speakers, etc.) when the main computer is shut down. Office equipment is energy efficient. We use the blinds in the summer to keep out the sun. We take the stairs instead of the elevator. And we aspire to get smarter about own energy use as we grow.